Monday, June 10, 2019


We used to have a saying in the mine battleforce. Done properly, a minesweeper can be used more than once. We also had a photo-engraving of this picture on the door to the Combat Information Center and home to the SONAR and other tools of the trade. We found that it focused the minds of those working in CIC in the Fields quite wonderfully. I reckon they'll be on to something when they figure out how to push the sweep gear in front of the ship.

South Korean Minesweeper YMS-516 Finding a Mine the Hard Way


SCOTTtheBADGER said...

I remember seeing a photo like that, if ROK Navy sweepers clearing, and one hitting a mine. They were being supported by some USN DDs, who, in turn, were backed up by The Big Badger Boat.

HMS Defiant said...

I read about the clearing of Wonsan and it was like you said. Odd how they would push an utterly defenseless ship into the range of shore batteries in order to clear the way for the rest. One of my grand uncles commanded a DMS in the War. They weren't much involved in dealing with influence mines back then since most of the mines dated back to the same 1908 and miyam mines I was sweeping 40 years later. Would not have wanted to go up against the Chinese Rocket Rising mines. Nope. That would have sucked.